temperature needed ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by zara30, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. zara30

    zara30 Out Of The Brooder

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    i read a lot but , other said to me 37*C and other 100*C

    what is correct temperature needed ?

    I don't know which is the correct bulb wattage to buy to produce correct temperature please help me...
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Pretty sure 100 C would cook the eggs

    I dont know Celsus but Farenhight is

    99.5 for forced air bators ( ones with fans )
    or
    101-102 for still air ( ones with no fan)

    Look at our infomation page it should have exact numbers for you
     
  3. zara30

    zara30 Out Of The Brooder

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    so 37*C is ok ?
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    37 C is only 98.6 F

    I'd consider that a bit on the low side. 99.5 to 100 F is preferred.
     
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  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member


    This is very difficult to answer. Incubation, (assumed in the answers above), are not only created by the power of the bulb, but the regulation of that bulb. What is the plan to regulate, turn the heat on/off as needed?
     
  6. Ashburnham

    Ashburnham Chillin' With My Peeps

    37.5 in our temperatures Zara.
     
  7. BJ37

    BJ37 Out Of The Brooder

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    100 C is the boiling point of water

    100 F is a good temperature for incubating eggs
     
  8. zara30

    zara30 Out Of The Brooder

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    Now clear
    37*C is ok or 100*F
    Humidity 55 is correct?
     
  9. Yiannisk

    Yiannisk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    humidity can vary stability is not so important anything from 40 to 55 even 60 will do the job but temp has to be as stable end exact as possible if it is still air no fan 100 F or 37,8 C hope this answers your question
     
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  10. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Just to be clear, having the temperature on the low end of normal produces a certain risk of slow growth, bent toes, etc. Precision on temperature is a bit more important than humidity, which can be within a range of 20%. In Celcius, a full degree is a rather large range. Too large. Think gradients of 37.5, 37.6, 37.7, 37.8 and so forth.

    37.5 to 37.8 would be ideal. Yes, it is helpful to have a thermometer with gradient markings that very precise.

    Humidity on first 18 days, anywhere from 40-55% is just fine. Raise it to 65-70% for hatching on the last three days, if possible.
     
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